Final year project
Increasing awareness of cashless spending through tactile and visual feedback [Read more]
Astus: Payment device
Astus is a contactless payment device designed to enable users to be more aware of their spending. Users must push a spring-loaded slider to activate the device when they pay. As spending increases, users need to push the slider further, which will require a larger force. It also consolidates users’ different payment and loyalty/membership cards into one device.
Astus: payment device and home charging base
When charging, the screen on the payment device shows comparisons of user’s weekly spending, allowing them to track their habits. Integrated chip card and NFC reader allows users to transfer their existing cards onto the device.
Astus: functional prototype
Prototypes with functional mechanics and electronics are used to test the effectiveness of the device and the viability of the mechanical design.
SenStic: next-gen walking stick
SenStic is designed for the future where autonomous vehicles become the norm. Through tactile feedback, it provides an easy and explicit way for elderly pedestrians to communicate with autonomous vehicles so as to be able to cross roads safely and efficiently.
SenStic: development sketches
Multiple designs were developed to create a walking stick that is modern and futuristic but at the same time familiar to users.
SenStic: system overview
The system will be part of the hyper-connected network of autonomous vehicles and city infrastructure. The product is currently designed with the elderly in mind, but the system can be expanded to include a range of product designed for users with different needs.
Noti: desktop notification hub
Noti is designed to reduce distractions from smartphones at workplaces so users can better focus on their work. Noti keeps users connected for important information while reducing unnecessary smartphone usage.
The Ski Scoot is a scooter concept designed for ski slopes. Integrated shock absorbers allow for a more comfortable ride.
Hao Jun (Jonathan) Yim
I am a driven, technically minded and forward-thinking designer who loves to solve problems with aesthetically pleasing and aptly functional solutions.
The idea of my project arose from observations of my peers’ spending habits. While cashless payment provides unparalleled convenience, it also makes us less salient to our expenditure and thus more prone to overspending. My product aims to provide the convenience of cashless payment, while also providing users with a clear and unambiguous way to be more aware of their spending.
I have a hands-on approach to design and am specialised in sketching, rapid prototyping and CAD modelling. I am keen to pursue my development by working on projects across different categories, where I can strive to challenge conventions and conceive innovative ideas that satisfy the needs of users and manufacturers. In particular, I hope to have the opportunity to apply new and emerging technologies in real-world settings.
Final year project
Increasing awareness of cashless spending through tactile and visual feedback
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
I was shortlisted for the Starpack Student Awards in 2017. I created sustainable food packaging using carton board, designed to be delivered within cities to office workers. The project focused on creating a simple to use and innovative packaging solution that satisfies the needs of both consumers and delivery workers.
During my placement year at Porsche Design GmbH (Studio F·A·Porsche), I worked on over 20 projects, designing products in different categories from initial ideation to its realisation; several of which are already on the market. I was given the chance to fully participate in the team and engage in the whole design process, including being responsible for client communications and presentations. My time at Porsche Design helped me to understand and appreciate the nuances in design when going through the iterative design process. I also learnt how to work collaboratively in a corporate environment with people from different disciplines and cultures.
September 2018 - August 2019
Product Design Intern, Porsche Design GmbH (Studio F·A·Porsche)